Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen 9-9-23 NCAAF Picks, Tips, and Analysis

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen 9/9/23 – As the college football season gears up for a captivating weekend of action, a particularly interesting match to watch is the Miami (OH) RedHawks taking on the Massachusetts Minutemen. Starting pitchers for the game are Brett Gabbert for the RedHawks and Taisun Phommachanh for the Minutemen. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or someone looking for free College football Picks, this game offers something for everyone.

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen 

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET

Location: Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium


Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen 9/9/23 Betting Odds

Miami (OH)-275-7 (-108)44 over (-110)
Massachusetts +230+7 (-112)44 under (-110)

Miami (OH) RedHawks Analysis

Brett Gabbert is a young quarterback still in the process of developing his skills. With a 57.1% completion rate from his first game, it’s clear he has room to grow. What is of concern here is that he hasn’t been able to convert passes into touchdowns. His longest pass has been 30 yards, which suggests that the team’s air attack lacks big-play capability. Furthermore, Gabbert has already been sacked twice in the first game, indicating potential vulnerabilities in the offensive line. With a passer rating of 107.9, it’s crucial for Gabbert to step up his game to bring more dynamism to the RedHawks’ offense.

The running game, led by Rashad Amos, also appears to be in a bit of a rut. Amos has accumulated just 30 rushing yards from 8 attempts, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Those aren’t the kinds of numbers that will keep defensive coordinators awake at night. His longest run was for 23 yards, so the explosiveness might be there, but it hasn’t been consistent. For the RedHawks to balance their offensive attack, Amos will have to find a way to break through defensive lines more effectively.

Wide receiver Gage Larvadain has been the brightest spot for the RedHawks’ offense so far. He has hauled in 8 receptions for 80 yards. Although he has yet to score a touchdown, his 10 yards per reception show that he is capable of moving the chains. His longest reception stands at 30 yards, indicating that he has the ability to stretch the field when given the opportunity. 

Massachusetts Minutemen Analysis

Taisun Phommachanh exhibits a degree of promise, despite the Minutemen’s overall underperformance. His 247 passing yards came at a 54.5% completion rate, which suggests that he’s not afraid to take risks and go for bigger plays. However, he’s also been sacked four times, which raises concerns about his pocket awareness and the offensive line’s ability to protect him. His 111.4 passer rating indicates he’s been efficient but needs to convert more drives into touchdowns to make Massachusetts truly competitive.

The standout player for the Minutemen has been Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams. With an impressive 180 rushing yards off 29 carries, Lynch-Adams is averaging a staggering 6.2 yards per carry. His longest run is 28 yards, so he has big-play ability. With two touchdowns already, he’s proven that he can find the end zone and will be crucial in giving Massachusetts a fighting chance in this matchup.

Wide receiver Anthony Simpson has been a revelation for the Minutemen. With 154 receiving yards from just seven receptions, Simpson is averaging 22 yards per catch, which is a stat that can’t be ignored. His longest reception was for 58 yards, showing that he has the speed and the hands to be a downfield threat. 

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen Against the Spread

Miami (OH) has been struggling significantly in week 2 games, going 1-11 against the spread (ATS) in their last 12. Furthermore, the RedHawks are only 3-8 straight up (SU) in their last 11 games when playing on the road on a Saturday. Interestingly, the total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami-OH’s last 11 games, indicating a pattern that might influence betting choices.

On the other side, Massachusetts hasn’t fared much better. They are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games and a disheartening 1-10 SU in their last 11 games. They are particularly vulnerable against teams from the Mid-American Conference, going 0-5 SU in their last five such matchups.

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Massachusetts Minutemen Free Pick

Considering the latest odds,trends, and our in-depth analysis, we predict low-scoring matchup:

Moneyline: Miami (OH) -275

The RedHawks at -275 appear to be the safer bet, particularly when considering Massachusetts’ poor record against Mid-American Conference teams. However, the Minutemen at +230 offer a high-risk, high-reward pick that could pay off big if Lynch-Adams has another standout performance.

Spread: Miami (OH) -7 (-108)

With Miami (OH) at -7, and considering their poor ATS history in week 2 games, Massachusetts at +7 seems like an attractive option. They might not win, but they could cover the spread.

Total: 44 under (-110)

Given Miami-OH’s propensity for low-scoring games and Massachusetts’ mixed bag of performances, going UNDER 44 seems like the prudent choice here.

Prediction: 14-21 Miami (OH) RedHawks win

This matchup offers a myriad of opportunities for Canadian sports betting enthusiasts, from the moneyline to spreads and totals. It is a must-watch game for anyone interested in college football or looking to get into online betting. Make sure to tune in at 3:30 PM ET on ESP+ to catch all the action live.